Paralegal - Real Estate (Scotland)
Scotland, United Kingdom
2d ago

We are looking for a Paralegal to join our Legal Services Unit, working in the sub-team focussing on Scottish Real Estate work.

About the role

Our Scottish Real Estate team provides advice in property investment and development, asset management, renewable energy, planning and disputes, disposals and acquisitions and our clients include large development companies, banks, energy companies, pension funds, private investors and retail funds.

As part of the service provided by the Legal Services Unit to our lawyers, we are looking for someone to join our Real Estate sub-team which undertakes a variety of aspects of commercial property work.

Responsibilities will include :

  • Managing a busy caseload of transactions, for example dealing with consents to assignation, licences for works, deeds of variation, rent reviews and drafting letters to clients and other parties ensuring all salient points are covered accurately and clearly.
  • Dealing with leases, including preparing first drafts based on standard documentation.
  • Carrying out title and occupational lease review exercises and preparing / assisting with the preparation of reports / certificates of title.
  • Assisting with acquisitions and disposals, including preparing first drafts and dealing with due diligence and completion generally.
  • Obtaining title documents.
  • Obtaining searches.
  • Assisting with file opening procedures including preparing first draft of retainer letter and ensuring compliance with money laundering regulations.
  • Assisting with completions of property transactions and handling post-completion work.
  • Maintaining extranet sites for digital storage of deeds and documents.
  • About you

    We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has an ability to communicate effectively with internal and external clients of all levels.

    You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative and you must be used to dealing with a large workload.

    You will have a proven ability to organise and prioritise effectively and are able to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.

    You will also have a strong academic background and although a strong understanding of the Real Estate process would be preferable, it is not essential.

    About us

    CMS were delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

    CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

    Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide.

    A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services.

    And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

    Equal opportunities

    CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect.

    To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job.

    Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status ( Protected Characteristics ).

    For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

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